|Jim, Dan, Here is my bio. I am working on getting a complete set of my service records and then I'll be able to put exact dates on some events.
I joined the Navy in June of 1964 in Ohio. I went to bootcamp in San Diego. I was TDY to the U.S.S. Platte, AO-24 until my slot openned up in Electronics Technician 'A' school. I had 38 weeks of 'A' school, in San Francisco thru most of 1965. I was stationed at USNAS Los Alamitos until 1967. Los Alamitos was a Naval Air Station full of active reserves. I was one of 2 regular Navy there. While at Los Al, I went to AN/WRT-2 & WRR school in San Francisco in October of 1966.
I had just come back from NBC warfare school in September 1967 and found that I was transfered to BSU-1 at the Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado effective the end of the month. I did SERE/SELF school in October and went to Da Nang in November 1967. I was with MST-1 for the next 6 months. During this tour, I re-enlisted for another 4 years in January 1968. The lower base still had the old wooden, floating piers for the boats. I don't remember the CO's name but the first time I saw him, he had just run his boat into the pier racing for the best parking place! I went to AN/URC-58 school in October of 1968 and returned to MST-1 Da Nang on 16 December 1968 until 14 June 1969.
I returned to MST-1 Da Nang in the fall of 1969 and returned to the Amphib base in the spring of 1970. I went TAD to the U.S.S. Okinawa LHP-3 in late May 1971 because of the AN/WRT-2 school that I had in 1966. The Okinawa was the primary recovery ship for Apollo 15. We steamed to Pear Harbor in June and started pratice drills for lauch-abort recovery and then return recovery. We picked up Scott, Warden and Irwin August 7, 1971. We returned to San Diego the end of August. I was discharged from the Navy November 1, 1971.
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